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Poll Reveals The Desire For Professional Development

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Hampton, N.H. (May 19th, 2015) – CAREEREALISM, a career advice and employment branding site, published the results of its 2015 professional development survey, through which its audience of 1M+ monthly readers were polled. Readers were prompted to tell us how important professional development was to them. If a job seeker wants to continue moving forward in their career, they must develop a variety of skills. The more skills a job seeker acquires the better prepared they are for future endeavors. A job seekers professional development is a big part of their success.

CAREEREALISM compiled the answers from its readers and discovered the following:

  • 91% said professional development was very important
  • 8% said professional development was somewhat important
  • 1% said professional development was not important

As one can see from the results shown above, sophisticated job seekers believe that professional development is very important. However, according to another CAREEREALISM poll, approximately 64% of companies don’t offer career development training.

Poll Results

“By failing to provide professional development in a way that employees feel is helping them advance their careers, employers are missing an enormous opportunity to help retain their talent and improve productivity,” said founder & CEO of CAREEREALISM, J.T. O’Donnell. “Some companies think they are offering professional development, only to learn their employees don’t see it the same way. Meanwhile, smart companies are stepping up and giving employees the career coaching they want and deserve because they know the ROI is worth it.”

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About CAREEREALISM

CAREEREALISM, a privately-held career advice and Employment Branding company, was founded in 2009 on the belief that “every job is temporary.” The purpose of the site is to help people solve their career and job search problems. CAREEREALISM connects the top talent with the best companies by telling stories that showcase what makes a company’s culture unique. The company is the leading online destination for career advice and employment branding intelligence.With extensive experience in career counseling at large companies, founder J.T. O’Donnell has created an organic platform built to share experiences, provide feedback, and suggest how companies can reveal their talent brand. For more information please visit www.CAREEREALISM.com.


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